A. Journal Publications:


76. Fallah N, Noonan V, Yousefi C. Machine learning in spinal cord injury research. Neurodiem. SpringerHealth.                                            

75. Evaniew N, Sharifi B, Waheed Z, Fallah N, et al. The influence of neurological examination timing within hours after acute traumatic spinal cord injuries: an observational study. Spinal Cord 2020;Feb;58(2):247-254. PMID 31595042
74. DeVries Z, Hoda M, Rivers C, Mahar A, Wai E, Moravek D, Stratton A, Kingwell S, Fallah N, et al. Development of an unsupervised machine learning algorithm for the prognostication of walking ability in spinal cord injury patients. Spine J 2020;(20(2):213-224. PMID 31525468


73. Tee JW, Rivers C, Fallah N, et al.Decision tree analysis to better control treatment effects in spinal cord injury clinical research.  J Neurosurg Spine 2019. PMID 31200369
72. Evaniew N, Fallah N, et al. J Neurotrauma 2019. Unbiased Recursive Partitioning to Stratify Patients with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries: External Validity in an Observational Cohort Study. PMID 30864876
71. Phan P, Budhram B, Zhang Q, Rivers C, Noonan VK, Plashkes T, Wai EK, Paquet J, Roffey DM, Tsai E, Fallah N. Highlighting Discrepancies in Walking Prediction Accuracy for Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: an Evaluation of Validated Prediction Models using a Canadian Multi-centre Spinal Cord Injury Registry. Spine J. 2018 Sep 1. pii: S1529-9430(18)31104-5


70. Walter M, Christison K, Wyndaele JJM, Kennelly M, Kessler TM, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Krassioukov AV. Response to Elliot and Crew (DOI: 10.1089/neu.2018.5697) Response to Christison et al. (DOI: 10.1089/neu.2017.5413): Intermittent Catheterization: The Devil Is in the Details. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Dec 6. doi: 10.1089/neu.2018.6289. [Epub ahead of print]
69. Lichtenstein M, Fallah N, Mudge B, Hsiung GY, Feldman HH. Survival with Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment: a 16-year follow-up from the ACCORD study. Can J Neurol Sci. 2018 Jul;45(4):367-374                                                                                                  68. Christison K, Walter M, Wyndaele JJM, Kennelly M, Kessler TM, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Krassioukov AV. Intermittent catheterization: The devil is in the details. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5413                                                            67. Rivers CS, Fallah N, Noonan VK, Whitehurst DG, Schwartz CE, Finkelstein JA, Craven BC, Ethans K, O’Connell C, Truchon BC, Ho C, Linassi AG, Short C, Tsai E, Drew B, Ahn H, Dvorak MF, Paquet J, Fehlings MG, Noreau L; RHSCIR Network. Health Conditions: Effect on Function, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Life Satisfaction After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. A Prospective Observational Registry Cohort Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Mar;99(3):443-451                                                                                                   66. Dalkilic T, Fallah N, Noonan VK, Salimi Elizei S, Dong K, Belanger L, Ritchie L, Tsang A, Bourassa-Moreau E, Heran MKS, Paquette SJ, Ailon T, Dea N, Street J, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, Kwon BK. Predicting Injury Severity and Neurological Recovery after Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Comparison of Cerebrospinal Fluid and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Feb 1;35(3):435-445


65. Davidson RA, Carlson M, Fallah N, Noonan VK, Elliott SL, Joseph J, Smith KM, Krassioukov AV. Inter-Rater Reliability of the International Standards to Document Remaining Autonomic Function after Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Feb;34(3):552-558                                                                                                                              64. Dvorak MF, Cheng CL, Fallah N, Santos A, Atkins D, Humphreys S, Rivers CS, White BAB, Ho C, Ahn H, Kwon BK, Christie S, Noonan VK. Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Registries: Improving Care across the SCI Care Continuum by Identifying Knowledge Gaps. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Oct 15;34(20):2924-2933                                                               63. Pakzad S, Bourque P, Feldman H and Fallah N. Toward Developing a Novel Neurocognitive Frailty Index in the Elderly. J Geriatr Med Gerontol 2017 3:032.                                                                                         62. Marion TE, Rivers CS, Kurban D, Cheng CL, Fallah N, Batke J, Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Kwon BK, Noonan VK, Street JT. Previously Identified Common Post-Injury Adverse Events in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury-Validation of Existing Literature and Relation to Selected Potentially Modifiable Comorbidities: A Prospective Canadian Cohort Study. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Oct 15;34(20):2883-2891                                                                              61. Truchon C, Fallah N, Santos A, Vachon J, Noonan VK, Cheng CL. Impact of Therapy on Recovery during Rehabilitation in Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Oct 15;34(20):2901-2909                                                                             60. Glennie RA, Batke J, Fallah N, Cheng CL, Rivers CS, Noonan VK, Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Kwon BK, Street JT. Rural and Urban Living in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury and Comparing Environmental Barriers, Their Health, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Oct 15;34(20):2877-2882                                                                             59. Cheng CL, Plashkes T, Shen T, Fallah N, Humphreys S, O’Connell C, Linassi AG, Ho C, Short C, Ethans K, Charbonneau R, Paquet J, Noonan VK. Does Specialized Inpatient Rehabilitation Affect Whether or Not People with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Return Home? J Neurotrauma. 2017 Oct 15;34(20):2867-2876                                                            58. Burns AS, Santos A, Cheng CL, Chan E, Fallah N, Atkins D, Dvorak MF, Ho C, Ahn H, Paquet J, Kwon BK, Noonan VK. Understanding Length of Stay after Spinal Cord Injury: Insights and Limitations from the Access to Care and Timing Project. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Oct 15;34(20):2910-2916                                                                                                         57. Santos A, Fallah N, Lewis R, Dvorak MF, Fehlings MG, Burns AS, Noonan VK, Cheng CL, Chan E, Singh A, Belanger LM, Atkins D. Methodology of the Access to Care and Timing Simulation Model for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Care. 2017 Oct 15;34(20):2843-2847                                                                                                                         56. Hicks KE, Zhao Y, Fallah N, Rivers CS, Noonan VK, Plashkes T, Wai EK, Roffey DM, Tsai EC, Paquet J, Attabib N, Marion T, Ahn H, Phan P; RHSCIR Network. A simplified clinical prediction rule for prognosticating independent walking after spinal cord injury: a prospective study from a Canadian multicenter spinal cord injury registry. Spine J. 2017 Oct;17(10):1383-1392                                                                                                                         55. Park S, Elliott S, Noonan V, Thorogood N, Fallah N, Aludino A, Dvorak MF,. Impact of bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction on health status of people with thoracolumbar spinal cord injuries living in the community. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Sep;40(5):548-559 54. Kwon BK, Streijger F, Fallah N, Noonan VK, Bélanger LM, Ritchie L, Paquette SJ, Ailon T, Boyd MC, Street J, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF. Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers To Stratify Injury Severity and Predict Outcome in Human Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Feb; 34(3); 567-580


53. Evaniew N, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Rivers CS, Dvorak MF. Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: Response. J Neurotrauma. 2016 May 15;33(10):975-6                                                                                                                           52. Evaniew N, Belley-Côté EP, Fallah N, Noonan V, Rivers CS, Dvorak MF. Methylprednisolone for the treatment of patients with acute spinal cord injuries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Mar 1;33(5):468-81                 51. Forooghian F, Kertes PJ, Eng KT, Albiani DA, Kirker AW, Merkur AB, Fallah N, Cao S, Cui J, Or C, Matsubara JA. Alterations in intraocular cytokine levels following intravitreal ranibizumab. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;51(2):87-90                                                               50. Or C, Chui L, Fallah N, Forooghian F. Volumetric Assessment of the Responsiveness of Pigment Epithelial Detachments in Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration to intravitreal Bevacizumab. Retina. 2016 Feb;36(2):264-71


49. Evaniew N, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Kwon BK, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Bailey CS, Christie SD, Fourney DR, Hurlbert RJ, Linassi AG, Fehlings MG, Dvorak MF. Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study from a Canadian Multi-Center Spinal Cord Injury Registry. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Jul; 32(21):1674-83                                                                                                                   48. Dvorak MF, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Fisher CG, Finkelstein J, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Tsai EC, Linassi AG, Christie SD, Attabib N, Hurlbert RJ, Craven BC, Gagnon D, Tsui, Mac-Thiong JM, Kwon BK, Fehlings MG. The Influence of Time from Injury to Surgery on Motor Recovery and Length of Hospital Stay in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: An Observational Canadian Cohort Study. J Neurotrauma. 2015 May 1;32(9):645-54             47. Young M, Fallah N, Forooghian F. Choroidal Degeneration in Birdshot Chorioretinopathy. Retina. Retina. 2015 Apr;35(4):798-802


46. Mitnitski A, Fallah N, Dean CB, Rockwood K. A Multi-state Model for the Analysis of Changes in Cognitive Scores over a Fixed Time Interval. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2014; 23:244-256                                                                                                             45. Dvorak MF, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Fisher CG, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Tsai EC, Linassi AG, Christie SD, Attabib N, Hurlbert RJ, Fourney DR, Johnson MG, Fehlings MG, Drew B, Bailey CS, Paquet J, Parent S, Townson A, Ho C, Craven BC, Gagnon D, Tsui D, Fox R, Mac-Thiong JM, Kwon BK. Minimizing Errors in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Trials by Acknowledging the Heterogeneity of Spinal Cord Anatomy and Injury Severity: An Observational Canadian Cohort Analysis. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Sep 15;31(18):1540-7 44. Noonan VK, Fallah N, Park SE, Thorogood NP, Cheung A, Fisher CG, Street JT. Health Care Utilization in Persons with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: the Importance of Multi-morbidity and the Impact on Patient Outcomes. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 2014; 24(4):289-301                                                                                              43. Glennie RA, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Park SE, Thorogood NP, Cheung A, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, Street JT. Reliability of the Spine Adverse Events Severity System (SAVES) for Individuals with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord. 2014; 52(10):758-763          42. Nathoo NA, Or C, Young M, Chui L, Fallah N, Kirker AW, Albiani DA, Merkur AB, Forooghian F. Optical Coherence Tomography-Based Measurement of Drusen Load Predicts Development of Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct;158(4):757-761                                                                                                                    41. Pakzad-Vaezi K, Albiani DA, Kirker AW, Merkur AB, Kertes PJ, Eng KT, Fallah N, Forooghian F. A Randomized Study Comparing the Efficacy of Bevacizumab and Ranibizumab as Pre-treatment for Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Nov 1;45(6):521-4                 40. Forooghian F, Kertes PJ, Eng KT, Albiani DA, Kirker AW, Merkur AB, Fallah N, Cao S, Cui J, Matsubara JA. A Randomized Double-masked Study Evaluating Changes in Intraocular Cytokine Levels Following Intravitreal Bevacizumab and Ranibizumab Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Nov-Dec;45(6):521-4                                    39. Young M, Chui L, Fallah N, Or C, Merkur A, Kirker A, Albiani D, Forooghian F. Exacerbation of Choroidal and Retinal Pigment Epithelial Atrophy after Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor. Retina. 2014 Jul;34(7):1308-15


38. Fallah N, Hsu L, Bolandzadeh N, Beattie BL, Graf P, Liu-Ambrose T. A Multistate Model of Cognitive Dynamics in Relation to Resistance Training: the Contribution of Baseline Function. Annals of Epidemiology. 2013 Aug; 23(8):463-8
37. Santos A, Gurling J, Dvorak M, Noonan V, Fehlings M, Burns A, Lewis R, Soril L, Fallah N, Street J, Belanger L, Townson A, Liang L, Atkins D. Modeling the Patient Journey from Injury to Community Reintegration for Persons with Acute Traumatic SCI in a Canadian Centre. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 30;8(8):e72552
36. Lee S, Fallah N, Forooghian F, Ko A, Pakzad-Vaezi K, Merkur A, Kirker A, Albiani D, Young M, Sarunic M, Beg M. Comparative Analysis of Repeatability of Manual and Automated Choroidal Thickness Measurements in Non-Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Apr 23;54(4):2864-71
35. Rolfson DB, Wilcock G, Mitnitski A, King E, de Jager CA, Rockwood K, Fallah N, Searle SD. An Assessment of Neurocognitive Speed in Relation to Frailty. Age and Ageing. 2013 Mar;42(2):191-6                                                                                                                         34. Hadavand MB, Vaez Mahdavi MR, Jafari F, Fallah N. Consequences of Medical Insurance on Social Welfare; an Evidenced Based Study. Iranian J Publ Health, Vol. 42, No. 11, Nov 2013, pp.1324-1326


33.Fallah N, Mitnitski A, Rockwood K. Applying Neural Network Poisson Regression to Predict Cognitive Score Changes. Journal of Applied Statistics. 2011;38(9):2051-62         32. Hubbard R, Eeles E, Rockwood M, Fallah N, Ross E, Mitnitski A, Rockwood K. Assessing Balance and Mobility to Track Illness and Recovery in Older Inpatients. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2011;26(12):1471-8
31. Mitnitski A, Fallah N, Rockwood K. A Multi-state Model of Cognitive Dynamics in Relation to Frailty in Older Adults. Annals of Epidemiology. 2011;21(7):507-16                 30. Mitnitski A, Fallah N, Rockwood M, Rockwood K. Transitions in Cognitive Status in Relation to Frailty in Older Adults: A Comparison of Three Frailty Measures. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2011;15(10):863-7
29. Fallah N, Mitnitski A, Searle SD, Gahbauer EA, Gill TG, Rockwood K. Transitions in Frailty Status in Older Adults in Relation to Mobility: A Multi-state Modeling Approach Employing a Deficit Count. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2011;59(3):524-529


28. Mitnitski A, Fallah N, Wu Y, Borenstein AR, Rockwood K. Change in Cognition over Eight Years in Elderly Japanese American: A Multi-state Transition Model. Annals of Epidemiology. 2010; 20(6):480-6
27. Hubbard R, Fallah N, Andrew M, Rockwood K. Comparing the Prognostic Importance of Diabetics, Co-morbidity and Frailty in Older. Diabetic Medicine. 2010;27(5):603-6
26. Lucicesare A, Hubbard R, Fallah N, Forti P, Searle S, Mitnitski A, Ravaglia G, Rockwood K. Comparison of Two Frailty Measures in the Conselice Study of Brain Ageing. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 2010;14(4):278-81


25. Fallah N, Mitnitski A, Middleton L, Rockwood K. Modeling the Impact of Sex on How Exercise is Associated with Cognitive Changes and Death in Older Canadians. Neuroepidemiology. 2009;8:33(1):47-54
24. Fallah N, Mohammad K, Nourijelyani K, Eshraghian MR, Seyyed Salehi SA, Raiessi M, Rahmani M, Goodarzi HR, Darvish S, Zerrati H, Davoodi G, Sadeghian S. Nonlinear Association between Serum Testosterone Levels and Coronary Artery Disease in Iranian Men. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2009;24(6):297-306
23. Fallah N, Eshraghian M, Mohammad K, Nourijelyani K, Hamidian R, Najafi M. Does magnesium affect the risk of Atrial Fibrillation? An approach using Generalized Additive Logistic Regression. Advances and Applications in Statistics. 2009;12(1):11-23
22. Hubbard R, Fallah N, Searle S, Mitnitski A, Rockwood K. Impact of Exercise in Community-dwelling Older Adults. PLoS ONE. 2009;8:4(7):e6174
21. Fallah N, Gu H, Mohammad K, Seyed Salehi A, Nourijelyani K. Non-linear Poisson Regression Using Neural Networks: A Simulation Study. Neural Computing and Applications. 2009;18(8): 939-49


20. Middleton L, Mitnitski A, Fallah N, Kirkland S, Rockwood K. Changes in Cognition and Mortality in Relation to Exercise in Late Life: A Population Based Study. PLoS ONE. 2008;3(9):e3124
19. Heidary F, Vaeze Mahdavi MR, Momeni F, Minaii B, Rogani M, Fallah N, Heidary R, Gharebaghi R. Food Inequality Negatively Impacts Cardiac Health in Rabbits. PLoS ONE. 2008;3(11):e3705
18. Karimi AA, Ahmadi H, Davoodi S, Movahedi N, Marzban M, Abbasi K, Omran AS, Sadeghian S, Yazdanifard P, Abbasi SH, Fallah N. Factors Affecting Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality in Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Surgery Today. 2008;38(10):890-8


17. Sadeghian S, Darvish S, Salimi S, Esfehani FA, Fallah N, Mahmoodian M, Salarifar M, Karimi AA. Metabolic Syndrome: Stronger Association with Coronary Artery Disease in Young Men in Comparison to Higher Prevalence in Young Women. Coronary Artery Disease. 2007;18(3):163-8
16. Najafi M, Hamidian R, Haghighat B, Ahmadi H, Fallah N, Ahmadi M, Karimi AA, Boroomand MA. Magnesium Infusion and Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation randomizes Clinical Trail. Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan. 2007;45(2):89-9
15. Sadeghian H, Lotfi-Tokaldany M, Fallah N, Abbasi S.H, Ahmadi SH. Accuracy of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in Detecting Recovery of Contractile Reserve after Revascularization of Ischemic Myocardium. The Journal of Tehran University Heart Center. 2007;2(4):223-228
14. Sadeghian S, Darvish S, Davoodi G, Salarifar M, Mahmoodian M, Fallah N, Karimi AA. The Association of Opium with Coronary Heart Disease. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. 2007;14(5):715-7


13. Garshasbi A, Faghih-Zadeh S, Fallah N. The Status of Pelvic Supporting Organs in Population of Iranian Women 18 – 68 Years of Age and Possible Related Factors. Archive of Iranian Medicine. 2006;9(2):124-8
12. Sadeghian S, Fallahi F, Salarifar M, Davoodi G, Mahmoodian M, Fallah N, Darvish S, Karimi A. Homocysteine, Vitamin B12 and Folate Levels in Premature Coronary Artery Disease. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2006;6
11. Boromand MA, Maghsoodi N, Abbasi SH, Shirani S, Forghani S, Karimi AA, Davoudi S, Fallah N. Association of LP(A) with the Extent of Carotid Atherosclerosis in an Iranian Population. Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid Disorders. 2006;5(3):E29
10. Sadeghian H, Kamangari A, Marzban M, Hossein Mandegar H, Darvish S, Fallah N. Hemodynamic Performance of the Aortic Prosthesis by Stress Echocardiography. Chirurgia 2006;6(19): 427-430
9. Moin A, Jabery Z, Fallah N. Prevalence and Awareness of Melasma during Pregnancy. International Journal of Dermatology. 2006;45(3):285-288
8. Ghaini MH, Ghazanfari T, Fallah N. Effect of Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) on Proliferation of Gastric Epithelial Cells in Culture. Iranian Journal of Pathology. 2006;1(1):25-30
7. Garshasbi A, Fallah N. Maternal Hematocrit Level and Risk of Low Birth Weight and Preterm Delivery. Tehran University Medical Journal. 2006;6(4):87-94


6. Rafati S, Borna H, Akhavirad M, Fallah N. Maternal Determinants of Giving Birth to Low-birth-weight Neonates. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2005;8(4):277-281


5. Firooz A, Bouzari N, Fallah N, Ghazisaidi B, Firoozabadi MR, Dowlati Y. What Patients with Vitiligo Believe about their Condition. International Journal of Dermatology. 2004;43(11):811-14
4. Garshasbi A, Khoshnniat Nikoo SM, Abbasian M, Rajabipour B, Fallah N. The Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes: Comparison between Carpenter-Coustan and NDDG. Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders 2004; 4(1): 43-9


3. Kazemi H, Fallah N. Determination the 5-year Survival of Patients Undergoing Dialysis in Karaj Imam Khomeini Hospital from the Year 1995 through 2000. Daneshvar. 2003;46(11):6.12-15


2. Arefi S, Fallah N. Comparison of PCT after Vaginal and Oral Bromocriptine Use in Women with Hyperprolactinemia and Infertility. Medical Journal of Reproduction and Infertility. 2002;3(4):34-9


1. Faghihzadeh S, Fallah N, Mehdibarzi D, Mahmoudi M. Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network Clustering Method in Classification of Rickets Disease. Modares Journal of Medical Sciences, 2000; 2(2):1-12

B. Published in a conference proceedings:

5. Fallah N, Mitnitski A, Middleton L, Rockwood K. Factors Influencing Improvement and Decline in Cognition in Elderly Canadians, in Relation to Mortality. Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of Population Association of America. Detroit, April 30- May 2, 2009
4. Mitnitski, A, Fallah N, Rockwood K. Gender Specific Differences in Cognitive Changes, Frailty and Mortality in Elderly. Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of Population Association of America. Detroit, April 30- May 2, 2009
3. Mitnitski, A, Fallah N, Rockwood K. A Parametric Approach to Modeling Health Transition. Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of Population Association of America. New Orleans, April 17-19, 2008
2. Fallah N, Moghaddam M. Linear and Non-linear Principal Component Analysis Using Neural Networks. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, 54th Session Proceedings. Berlin, Germany, August 13-20, 2003
1. Fallah N, Faghihzadeh S, Mahmoudi M. Comparing and Contrasting Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network with the Classical Statistical Clustering Methods in Classification of Rickets Disease. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, 53rd Session Proceedings. Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 22-29, 2001